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Posted On: 05/25/18 3:00 PM
Six-foot-6 big Solomon Bach of Watertown grabbed the attention of college coaches at the Proving Grounds earlier in the month coming off a strong season for the Arrows. It wasn’t the team year that Bach wanted but he played well.
“My high school season didn’t quite go as I would have liked, with our team being just above 500, we didn’t make it to the state tournament,” Bach said.
“I definitely had a lot of fun and improved both my post game and perimeter game. My team relied on me to knock down threes as well as pound it in down low.
“I grew both physically (getting stronger) and mentally-now realizing that the mental aspect of the game is just as important as the physical.
Bach at 195 pounds scored 17 points per game as a junior making 70 percent of his foul shots and 60 percent of his field goals. From there Bach joined up with the Venom.
“I’m having an absolute blast playing for the Venom!” Solomon said with excitement. “The team is great and we all get along very well. We are connected both on the court and off it. The coaching staff is phenomenal. Coach Stearns and Coach Lein are some of the best coaches I have ever had.”
Through two events the Venom has lost only two games and this weekend will be in the Midwest Championships in Omaha this weekend.
“Our team hopes to be one of the best teams in the state,” Bach said. “We will work hard to achieve that goal because this game means a lot to all of us. We hope to make an impact on coaches and leave people with the thought that “wow they are a very skilled team!”
“I as an individual I hope to become a better player as well as a better person. I hope to specifically improve my ball handling, premier shooting, as well as my vertical jump and quickness. I would also like to connect with college coaches to start my search for colleges.
“I would like to get better at moving without the ball to get open. I would like to score off the dribble more consistently as well as be a more dominant force in the post.”
Bach has scored 15.3 points per game with 7.1 rebounds playing with the Venom and has definitely started to grab the attention of schools.
“I have talked with some colleges including both NAIA and DII schools from South Dakota, Minnesota, and surrounding areas,” Bach said.